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Old 03-01-2009, 2:03 PM
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Blackisted phone

Hi everyone,

I'm new here, I just need some advice I thought this might be a good place to get some help...

I bought a phone on eBay a few months ago, and after using it for a few months it got blacklisted, so I can't make any calls on it. I contacted the seller and he was unwilling to help, he got it from a friend of a friend of a friend (who presumably got it off the back of a lorry, or sold it on without paying their contract), and as it was longer than 90 days, ebay wouldn't help either.

My question is, what can/should I do with this phone? I've kind of resigned myself to the fact that I've lost my money, but is there any (legal) way of getting it working? If not, what should I do... should I give it to the police?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-01-2009, 7:38 PM
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Sounds like its been imei locked which the networks only apply when the handset is a victim of fraud or theft.

only the rightful owner can release the lock. in this case its the network.

im surprised e bay wont help.

in essence the handset belongs to the network.perhaps you could ring them and see if they would consider accepting a payment from you to open the device.

i hear so many horror stories on items purchased from these sites.

i hope it works out for you
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Old 06-01-2009, 4:52 PM
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They will not unblock, people can make lies quite easily, what this guy put here could have been a lie, this guy could have mugged some 13 year old for his phone lol...........
You have wasted money, sooner you accept, sooner you will get over your grief, sorry for your loss
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Old 06-01-2009, 5:24 PM
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The IMEI has been blocked in the UK only. The EIR (equipment identity register) in Dublin is a server shared by all UK networks which stores information on blacklisted IMEI's. No way you can get this removed if it is not your own purchase.
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